General Plan 2035

La Habra General Plan

State law requires every city and county to adopt a comprehensive, long-term general plan for the physical development of that jurisdiction. The general plan is the City's blueprint of the future. It expresses community goals and embodies public policy that are the basis for all land use decisions.

The City of La Habra completed a comprehensive update of its General Plan (GP). The last comprehensive update occurred in 1990. The GP update reflects changes in the community's attitudes and approaches to development. The plan works to maintain the integrity of the neighborhood unit, improve the quality of life within the community, and address economic development issues. 

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Inclusionary Housing Ordinance 

In April 2021, the City adopted an inclusionary housing ordinance to help meet the housing needs of the community and provide for more affordable housing. The ordinance provides that for projects with 10 or more units, the developer must set aside 15% of the total units or provide an equivalent in-lieu fee for housing affordable to households of very low, low, or moderate incomes. Inclusionary housing units at an affordable cost will implement the goals and objectives of the Housing Element update and help meet the city's regional share of housing needs. 

Ordinance 1833 - Inclusionary Housing Units

Housing Element Update 2021-2029 (NEW!)

La Habra's comprehensive general plan was prepared and adopted in 2014. Due to changes in state law, two of its chapters are being updated - the Housing Element and Community Safety Element. Click here for an overview of the project, including project objectives, and state requirements. For current updates, click here. The project schedule is outlined below.

Draft Housing Element 2021-2029

Revised Draft Housing Element 2021-2029 - March 2022

HCD Comment Letter November 1, 2021

Response to HCD's Comments

Project Kick-off
May 2020
November 2020 - March 2021
Housing Element
July 2020 - March 2021
Safety Element
January 2021 - July 2021
Study Session
April 2021
Outside Agency Review
March 2021 - November 2021
CEQA Clearance
July 2021 - October 2021
Adoption Hearings
December 2021

Get Involved! 

Stay involved in the planning process by visiting this page for updates! Click here for upcoming and past General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) meetings, including agenda, minutes, and presentation materials. The public is invited to attend the virtual GPAC meetings. 

For any questions or comments, e-mail Roy Ramsland at or call (562) 383-4127.